KAUST From United States of America, joined Jun 2009, 141 posts, RR: 23 Posted (7 years 4 months 2 weeks 16 hours ago) and read 4115 times:
My apologies if this belongs in the Space and Military forum. In the HBO series From the Earth to the Moon, how did they produce the weightlessness? (Which was obviously authentic.) Was it done in the Weightless Wonders (Vomit Comet) aircraft, ala Apollo 13? Or something method? (Heck, maybe they were all method actors and really want into space?)
"Houston, this is Apollo 8. We are now in Lunar orbit."
Cadet985 From United States of America, joined Mar 2002, 1928 posts, RR: 4
Reply 1, posted (7 years 4 months 2 weeks 16 hours ago) and read 4102 times:
Quoting KAUST (Thread starter): Was it done in the Weightless Wonders (Vomit Comet) aircraft, ala Apollo 13?
I would assume that this is how it was done. Tom Hanks worked on From the Earth to the Moon, and NASA was very willing to help out after Apollo 13, which turned into a huge smash at the box office. As far as I know, this is the best way of recreating weightlessness on Earth,